AgriScot 2023 Live
Showring Morning Session
Showring Morning Session
Showring Morning Session
Award Presentations 2023
Dairy Farm of the Year
Beef Farm of the Year
Sheep Farm of the Year
Arable Farm of the Year
Diversified Farm of the Year
Sustainable Farm of the Year Award
Business Skills Award
Best Stall Awards
AgriScot 2023 – Showring Afternoon Session
Best Stall Award
The Seminars 2023
Farm Smart, Profit More
This seminar focused on the latest Precision AG technology which John Deere offers to their customers today, allowing them to farm smarter and apply site-specific farming techniques. The technology in focus during the seminar was the John Deere Harvest lab sensor and John Deere Operations Centre.
HarvestLab is a NIR sensor which can be used to optimise farm operations and improve profitability. It can now be used in four different applications allowing accurate measurement of forage quality, manure analysis and grain sensing. The John Deere Operations Centre is a free farm management portal which provides detailed analysis of machine efficiency, agronomic data and more to help support your profitability.
NFUS Panel Discussion with the Cabinet Secretary
This annual seminar, hosted at AgriScot, saw NFUS President Martin Kennedy and the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands, Mairi Gougeon MSP, go head-to-head to debate the issues of the day.
AgriScot Chair Robert Neill directed the discussion and a Q&A from the audience concluded the session.
Scottish Dairy Hub & Kite Consultancy
The Scottish Dairy Hub and Kite Consultancy delivered an expert panel to discuss the current issues facing the dairy sector.
Speakers gave an insight into the short and long-term outlook, opportunities, and challenges for Scottish dairy farmers. As in previous years, there was an opportunity for dairy farmers and stakeholders to bring along their probing questions for the panel.
David Keiley, Senior Consultant at Kite Consulting co-chaired the debate with Tracey Roan, Manager of the Scottish Dairy Hub.
AgriScot Farm of the Year Panel Discussion
In our Farm of the Year seminar, we heard from three innovative businesses to learn more about what they do, and why they were selected as winners at the 2023 awards. The panel included Andrew Booth from Aberdeenshire who won Arable Farm of the Year, Joe Baker from Berwickshire who picked up Sheep Farm of the Year, and the new award this year, Sustainable Farm of the Year, was won by Stuart Mitchell. Chaired by Stephen Young from Scottish Land and Estates, the group discussed their challenges, opportunities and how they are supporting the future of the Scottish agricultural sector.
NFU Scotland head-to head
Moredun is committed to promoting livestock health and welfare through research and education and is recognised worldwide for its contribution to research into infectious diseases of farmed livestock.
During this session, the speakers updated delegates on their work, new disease and developments of solutions and treatment strategies.
Sustainability in the malting barley supply chain
As a fifth-generation, family business and Certified B Corporation, Simpsons Malt Limited works with businesses at both ends of the supply chain through its malting division (Simpsons Malt) and agricultural merchanting division (McCreath Simpson & Prentice) to drive sustainable practices both on-farm and in its own operations.
In this presentation, Sustainability Manager Ben Gothorp talked about how collaboration with farmers and industry suppliers, as well as significant investments at the company’s Tweed Valley Maltings, is helping the business work towards its objective of carbon-neutral malting barley and distilling wheat production by 2030.
Methane Reduction – Just a lot of hot air?
With a long heritage as specialists in animal nutrition, Norvite is focused on the future, and as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations join the AgriScot seminar programme this year.
During their session, they will examine key facts concerning greenhouse gas emissions and provide some context around the responsibility of agriculture compared to the economy as a whole. Technical specialists from DSM Nutritional Products (UK) will review various strategies to mitigate methane.
DSM has developed Bovaer®, the most extensively studied and scientifically proven solution to the methane challenge. More than 50 trials across 15 countries support reductions of 30% (dairy) and 45% (beef). Livestock should be regarded, not as “the problem”, but rather part of a sustainable solution.
5 ways green energy could make more money from your land (and it’s not just about turbines)
The move to green energy will impact almost all farmers, even those whose land isn’t suited to turbines or solar panels.
In this seminar, Davidson and Robertson, one of Scotland’s leading Rural Surveyors and Consultants, shared five ways farmers can financially benefit from new energy sources and, crucially, how to do it without a cost to themselves.
Back to the Future-how co-ops help farmer businesses and can tackle the challenges ahead.Showcasing and promoting the benefits of farmer co-operation and working together, SAOS presented their latest annual co-op statistics, demonstrating the scale and impact of their member co-ops. Joined by a small group of farmers from across the livestock and arable sector, the panel shared their personal experiences of being a co-op member, why they co-operate and how it benefits them and their business. The seminar included an open discussion, seeking audience feedback on how more co-operation can be supported and incentivised to help Scottish farming tackle profitability, climate and nature challenges. There was also an exploration with the audience about how the sector can adapt to future-proof our workforce including attracting and recruiting new employees into agriculture, retain the existing workforce, develop their skills to embrace new opportunities and create next generation leaders within our industry.
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